David Eckard: Deployment is a midcareer survey that covers 20 years of the artist’s career with over 40 artworks, including new paintings, sculpture and performances, and a selection of past sculptures, drawings and documentation. The exhibition, at Marylhurst’s Art Gym through December 11, is accompanied by a catalog with an essay by fellow PNCA faculty and artist and writer Daniel Duford. Included in the catalog are illustrations of more than 60 of the artist’s artworks, many of which no longer exist or existed only briefly in installations or as props for performance. David Eckard: Deployment is part of Portland’s 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Bonnie Bronson Fellowships—which includes an retrospective exhibition on the PNCA Campus of Bonnie Bronson’s work.
In 2010, David Eckard received the Bronson Fellowship. The artist has received a number of prestigious awards including the Artist Trust Fellowship (Seattle, Washington, 1998), the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship (Portland, Oregon, 2010) and the Ford Family Foundation’s Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts award (Roseburg, Oregon, 2010). David Eckard will also perform at numerous locations in the Portland metro area this fall, he performed his new work ©ardiff at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA festival in September. This is followed by performances of ©ardiff or other works at Lewis & Clark College, Marylhurst University, Reed College and the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
The Art Gym is also collaborating with White Box at the University of Oregon in Portland on a satellite exhibition focusing on 2D work—paintings, drawings and video. David Eckard: The White Box Deployment continues through Saturday, November 12.